The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio
Technology is progressing at a rate unprecedented in human history. Automobiles have always been on the cutting edge of technological advancements.
Technological breakthroughs that had never been imagined, let alone realized, have come and gone, and each new obstacle inspires even more drive to overcome it as quickly as possible.
As automobiles have such widespread appeal, it is in the manufacturers’ best interests to remain technologically competitive and hence attractive. If you don’t innovate, you risk becoming irrelevant and disappearing, as so many companies have already done.
Lamborghini is no newbie to innovation, having invested heavily in research into carbon fiber composite components for use in its cars, and could never be accused of being afraid of a challenge.
How Terzo Millennio Heals Itself
Mitja Bokert, Automobili Lamborghini‘s head of design, says, “Our DNA is strongly related to design.”
However, with the Terzo Millennio, Lamborghini’s electric concept car, that DNA now includes a technology that allows for autonomous repairs, or “self-healing,” as Lamborghini refers to it.
The purpose of the project, which was developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is to give the vehicle the ability to identify visible and invisible fissures and damage caused by accidents in its carbon-fiber substructure.
Micro-channels packed with healing chemistries begin the repair process, preventing the damage from spreading farther inside the structure.
Furthermore, the greater usage of carbon fiber makes the automobile lighter overall, lowering fuel expenses and reducing battery charging time.
The Car of The Coming decades For Super Sports
Automobili Lamborghini takes a forward-thinking attitude to the future, pushing our basic principles to their logical limits.
The Terzo Millennio, which dictates the needs of the third millennium, combines energy efficiency and new materials to pave a way in the electric super sports vehicle market, ensuring the finest driving experience possible.
Electricity as Energy Source
Instead of gasoline, electricity is used as a power source. Electrical systems are very efficient because they allow kinetic energy to be collected and used to create electricity.
To make use of the advantages afforded by electric drivetrains, the battery system must be symmetrical and geared toward power, ensuring high levels of performance and maximum energy regeneration.
Lamborghini wants to create a revolutionary supercapacitor that can replace the energy density gap left by current batteries.
Through the use of composite structural materials for storing power, such as a rechargeable battery, the design objectives include a weight reduction and an increase in the availability of electrical energy.
The objective is to develop nanomaterial technology by dispersing nanocharges throughout the CFK panels that make up the vehicle’s body and components, acting as electrical storage devices.
The Powertrain and Vehicle Architecture
One of the benefits of an electrical propulsion system is the ability to employ cables to power a system of electrical components. Lamborghini plans to take advantage of this chance to create torque at the wheels directly.
The task at hand is to develop a system that permits the power density positioned inside the wheels to be boosted to the level required by an all-wheel-drive super sports vehicle while maintaining control over unsprung mass.
Emotion and Sound
The transition to an electric propulsion necessitates the development of a new sound signature to replace the present V12 engine.
To examine the benefits of the new powertrain while leaving no possibility to create a voice unique to the Terzo Millennio, a thorough analysis is necessary.
The revolutionary design incorporates improved aerodynamics, architecture, and engine, and is the maximum embodiment of a wholly new technology.